Maggie Bell – Queen of the Night (Remastered) (2006/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 40:54 minutes | 438 MB | Genre: Blues
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Repertoire Records (UK) Limited
Maggie Bell’s beautiful voice rings true in this, her first solo album, originally released in 1974. Here Bell (who first gained notoriety with Stone the Crows) is accompanied by many talented musicians of the period, including Steve Gadd on drums and guitarists Cornell Dupree, Reggie Young, Chuck Rainey and Barry Goldberg. Featuring stellar versions of John Prine’s “Souvenirs,” JJ Cale’s “After Midnight” (which is even better than Eric Clapton’s version), a very intimate version of “A Woman Left Lonely,” famously covered by Janis Joplin on Pearl, and a beautiful and intense “As the Years Go Passing By.” This Akarma reissue also features a superb live version of Free’s celebrated “Wishing Well” as a bonus track. Maggie Bell is the greatest Scottish soul-rock singer of all time and this album is precious testimony to that fact.